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  • Birthday 01/08/1971
  • Location Richland Springs, TX, USA

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  1. When I purchased the unit from my dealer, he wanted $500 for a spray in bed liner. I decided to do it myself. The results are terrific. Not because I'm some bed liner spraying genius ... the product went on very easy and was very forgiving. I used the Raptor package. Comes with everything you need, minus the sandpaper, air compressor, tape and plastic. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CKE7B1E/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Here are a couple of pics I took shortly after sanding, after the 1st coat and then after the 2nd coat. Highly recommend Raptor. I spent 1.5 hours sanding, .5 hours taping off / masking. Took less than 10 minutes to spray the first coat. Wait one hour and 10 minutes to spray the second coat. Easy. Craig C.
  2. Yes. I have a Kubota tractor (MX5800) that I have had zero issues with (300 hours). So, on top of having a trust level built up, there is a feature on the 1140 that I decided I could not live without. The back seat folds up making the bed larger. So, 2 seater with a very large bed or 4 seater with a small bed. Best of both worlds. It rides very smooth. Built like a tank. And ... I checked to make sure that maintenance would not be as tough as the Coleman. Filters are easy to get to. lol Craig C.
  3. If you change your mind ... Kubota is offering 0% for 48 months. I bought the rtvx 1140 and a 20' tandem axle trailer (Orange Line (Kubota's Trailer Line)). Financed every cent. I usually pay cash for toys like this, but free money is too attractive to pass up. Craig C.
  4. Yes, mine was a 2019 according to the title. I took a bath on the trade. $3000. Probably could have gotten a little more if I sold it myself, but that's a beating and logistically tough where I am located. Craig C.
  5. Traded my Coleman (Hisun) 550 in yesterday on a new 1140. What a difference already! Craig C.
  6. Had a spring, not a metal screen however. Was not expecting that spring the first change. It released and shot that crap all over me. My Coleman is gone now. Traded it in yesterday for a Kubota RTVX 1140. There is no comparison. Oh, and I always put 2.5 qts in with filter change. Craig C.
  7. Gosh, that's a tough break for such a new machine. Coleman's carry a 2 year warranty. Assuming you bought it new, you should still be under warranty. Might be worth looking into because this does not sound like an easy issue to solve. Craig C.
  8. I think I am going to buy a new Kubota UTV. Special financing right now (0% / 48 mo). They'll take the Coleman in trade. I have a Kubota MX5800 tractor that I have worked hard and never had an issue. And ... it is easy to work on. So, perhaps sticking with a brand that I know works will be of benefit? Idk. Just know that I am not happy with this POS. I am monitoring the Kubota sub-forum to see what issues they have.
  9. Got the oil report back. Not good. 27 hours on the oil.
  10. Have trouble with that factory filter (removal)? That was the most I have ever cussed in that short of a time period. Talk about a goat rope. I *hate* working on my 550. It is my punishment for being an a**hole when I was younger. lol. Motorcycledoctor.com is where I get my filter. Also can get from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N2UIZT6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Craig C.
  11. Ok, got the front diff done (Valvoline Dexron III / Mercon (Blue Bottle)). Rear diff Mobil 1 75w-90 synthetic GL-5. Nobody in 100 mile radius sells hypoid anything. Hoping this will work ok? Most concerning ... 66 hours. I went ahead and changed the oil for the 2nd time. I changed it at 39 hours the first time. Mobil 1 10w-40 4T. With only 27 hours, that sh*t was nasty. I could not believe how blackish gray it was and gritty. Is this what y'all are seeing? Not sure this is the mark of a good running engine? I sent a sample to the lab (Blackstone Labs). Not sure I want to know the results. Coleman 550. Craig C.
  12. Wondering what gun mount you suggest using. Was looking at this one: https://www.sidebysidestuff.com/quick-draw-sportsman-rack-by-great-day-inc.html Specifically, is a special mounting bracket require on the Coleman 550? Thanks, Craig C.
  13. Great information. Thanks so much. Craig C.
  14. Howdy y'all, I have the service manual, but it leaves me with questions. 1) It is time to change the diff fluid. The service manual says 80w-90 for the rear and Dextron 3 ATF for the front! Is that correct? That seems odd to me. 2) The service manual also speaks of the need to change the transmission fluid but gives no detail about it. What needs to happen here? 3). The service manual also discusses changing the final drive fluid with 80-90 Hypoid. Is the final drive actually the tranny? Any details about the changing of the fluid or what fluid to use ... or even other things that need to be changed that the manual does not mention would be appreciated. Thanks, Craig C.

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